Few things in life appreciate over time. Blue chip stocks in a bull market. Friendships. Weeds.
Add to the short list a single-engine airplane. Our Cessna 172 has given us great pleasure over six years, but the original 1972 engine was on borrowed time, for its age, not hours of use. Bill's solution was to order a new one - a hot little number from PennYan that boosts the horsepower from 150 hp to 180 hp.
|Does this look like the cost of a secondhand car?|
|Old Faithful; new engine; new prop.|
I hope that sharing our flights over some of the most spectacular countryside in the world will ease my disappointment at having to cancel our Century of Flight Yellowknife excursion. See http://www.crosscanadaflight.com/ I broke a bone in my right foot at the end of May, and it has not healed enough to navigate the ankle-twisting terrain of isolated airports.
As some of you know, Bill and I joined the Century of Flight excursion two years ago, and had the trip of a lifetime to Whitehorse. I blogged it at http://www.flighttotheyukon.blogspot.ca/
That provides background on us and the plane, which I will not repeat here.